InspireMD has patented an apparatus for shunting blood, featuring a flow-indication chamber with moveable objects visible through a transparent wall. The device includes appendages with teeth to control the rate of blood flow through a tube. GlobalData’s report on InspireMD gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on InspireMD, Prosthetic cardiac valves was a key innovation area identified from patents. InspireMD's grant share as of January 2024 was 50%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Blood shunting apparatus with adjustable flow control

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: InspireMD Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11844893B2) discloses an apparatus designed to control the rate of blood flow through a tube. The apparatus comprises a chamber with two appendages protruding from it, each shaped to define an aperture and a row of teeth. These teeth are configured to interlock at different relative positions of the appendages, constricting the tube with varying degrees of alignment. The chamber can also hold a blood filter and may include moveable objects that respond to blood flow, visible through a transparent portion of the chamber.

Additionally, the patent describes a method involving sliding one appendage across the other to constrict the tube and control blood flow. After achieving the desired constriction, the teeth are released, allowing the appendages to return to their default position. This method, similar to the apparatus, can incorporate a blood filter within the chamber and utilize moveable objects for visual feedback. The design of the appendages, with angled front and back arms, ensures effective interlocking of the teeth to regulate the tube's constriction. Overall, this patent introduces a novel approach to managing blood flow rates through a tube, offering potential applications in medical devices and treatments requiring precise flow control mechanisms.

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